Pretty Cold Rain


Pretty Cold Rain

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Seventh King's Daughter; The Seven King's Daughters; The False-Hearted Knight; The King's Daughter; The Outlandish Gentleman; The Outlandish Knight; Pretty Nancy; The Castle by the Sea; The King's Daughter Fair; Pretty Polly; Mary Goldan; The Highway Robber; Oh, Get Me Some of Your Father's Gold; If I Take Off My Silken Stay; Mey Guldinn; Sweet Nellie; My Pretty Colinn; Six Pretty Maidens; The Knight and the Chief's Daughter; Lady Ishbel and the Elf-Knight; False Sir John; Six King's Daughters; Pretty Polly Ann; The King's Seven Daughters; Six Fair Maids; Six Kings' Daughters; The False Sir John; Willie Came Over the Ocean; Billy Came Over the Main White Ocean; Come a Link, Come a Long; The Seven Sisters; Sweet William; The False Lover; The Salt-Water Sea; The Pretty Collee; Pretty Polly


Ballads, English -- North Carolina<br>Ballads, Scots -- North Carolina<br>Murder -- Songs and Music<br>Courtship -- Songs and Music


Two leaves, typewritten on the front of each leaf. Both leaves are in good overall condition. Both leaves exhibit minor tears along their right edges. Transparent adhesive tape was applied to the upper left corner of both leaves, apparently in an attempt to repair damage resulting from the removal of a staple. A brief note from the collector is handwritten on the first leaf.


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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W. Amos Abrams


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